Brokerages Anticipate PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) to Announce $0.12 Earnings Per Share
Wall Street brokerages forecast that PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) will report earnings of $0.12 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for PDF Solutions’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.13 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.11. PDF Solutions reported earnings of $0.17 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 29.4%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, October 26th.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that PDF Solutions will report full-year earnings of $0.41 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.38 to $0.44. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $0.65 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.51 to $0.75. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow PDF Solutions.
PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The technology company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.06. PDF Solutions had a return on equity of 2.78% and a net margin of 5.29%. The company had revenue of $24.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $26.58 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.16 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 9.0% on a year-over-year basis.
PDFS has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Northland Securities lowered PDF Solutions from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. ValuEngine lowered PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. BidaskClub upgraded PDF Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. Finally, Craig Hallum lowered PDF Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $22.00 to $18.00 in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.33.
Shares of PDF Solutions (NASDAQ PDFS) traded up 0.33% on Friday, reaching $15.14. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 340,826 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $489.52 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 84.11 and a beta of 1.49. PDF Solutions has a 52 week low of $14.73 and a 52 week high of $24.44. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $17.10 and a 200 day moving average of $19.30.
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In other news, Director Lucio Lanza sold 45,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.57, for a total value of $790,650.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 423,967 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,449,100.19. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 16.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. United Services Automobile Association acquired a new stake in shares of PDF Solutions during the first quarter valued at approximately $798,000. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC increased its stake in PDF Solutions by 6.3% in the first quarter. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC now owns 1,627,953 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $36,824,000 after buying an additional 96,964 shares in the last quarter. American International Group Inc. increased its stake in PDF Solutions by 7.1% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 16,643 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $376,000 after buying an additional 1,099 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in PDF Solutions by 20.6% in the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 11,137 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $252,000 after buying an additional 1,902 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new stake in PDF Solutions during the first quarter valued at about $225,000. 77.97% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
About PDF Solutions
PDF Solutions, Inc is a provider of infrastructure technologies and services for integrated circuits (IC). The Company’s technologies and services focus on the IC manufacturing process life cycle. It operates in the segment of licensing and implementation of yield improvement solutions for integrated circuit manufacturers.
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